Toulouse: Gérald Darmanin announces the dissolution “in the coming days” of the collective “Palestine will win”
At the request of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced this Thursday the dissolution “in the coming days” of the Toulouse-based collective “Palestine will win” accused of “calling for hatred, discrimination and violence”.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin will demand the dissolution of the “Collectif Palestine Vaincra” accused of “incitement to hatred, discrimination, violence” and “provocation to terrorist acts”, he tweeted on Thursday .
The dissolution procedure, initiated at the request of President Macron, will be introduced “in the coming days”, the ministry told AFP.
The “Collectif Palestine Vaincra” is accused by the ministry of “incitement to hatred, discrimination and violence”. According to the Interior, this group “under the cover of defending the Palestinian cause”, “cultivates the feeling of oppression of +Muslim peoples+ (…) with the aim of spreading the idea of Islamophobia across International”.
The ministry also accuses him of calling for “discrimination and hatred towards Israel and the Israelis”, in particular through boycott campaigns. Among the latest actions of the collective, based in Toulouse, a “#Palestine2022” campaign which aims to “announce the collaboration of French governments with the apartheid disseminated” and to “invite the subject of the Palestinian cause into the debates of the ‘presidential election’, one can read on its website.
The Collective created in 2019 “denounces this announcement which is an attack on the movement of solidarity with Palestine” declared its spokesperson Tom Martin. “This announcement is a new step in the authoritarian escalation of the French government which has already dissolved, or threatened to do so, several Muslim, anti-racist or radical left media organizations. We will not be intimidated, solidarity with Palestine is not only a right but a duty. We are already calling for a broad response from political, trade union, associative and collective organizations in support of the Collectif Palestine Vaincra and against the criminalization of the solidarity movement with Palestine”, retorts by way of press release the Toulouse collective which describes itself as an “anti-racist and anti-colonialist” organization.